Alendronate (Fosamax)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Bisphosphonate, inhibits osteoclast activity, dissolution of hydroxyapatite crystals, and bone resorption/turnover.[1][2]
Route: PO
Extravasation: n/a

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, Medscape, UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.[1]

Patient drug information

Also known as

(4-amino-1-hydroxy-1-phosphono-butyl)phosphonic acid Acide Alendronique Arrow Acide Alendronique Biogaran Acide Alendronique EG Acide Alendronique Merck Acide Alendronique Qualimed Acide Alendronique Ratiopharm Acide Alendronique Teva
Acido Alendronico Acido Alendronico Mepha Adronat Aidbone Aldren Aldronac Alemax Alenat
Alenato Alenbon Alend Alendene Alendex Alendil Alendomax Alendon
Alendor Alendra 7 Alendral Alendrate Alendrin Alendro Alendro-Q Alendromax
Alendron Alendronat Alendronat-Nycomed Alendronat Arrow Alendronate Alendronate EG Alendronate Merck Alendronate Sodium
Alendronate Teva Alendronat Merck NM Alendronato Alendronato Denver Farma Alendronato MK Alendronato Northia Alendronato Sodico Alendronat Ratiopharm
Alendronhexal alendronic acid Alendroninezr Alendroninezuur A Alendroninezuur CF Alendroninezuur KR Alendroninezuur PCH Alendroninezuur Ratiopharm
Alendroninezuur Sandoz Alendronsaeure ABZ Alendronsaeure AL Alendronsaeure Arcana Alendronsaeure AWD Alendronsaeure CT Alendronsaeure Ratiopharm Alendronsaeure Stada
Alendron Sandoz Alendronstad Alendros Alenmax Alenost Alent Alentop Aliot
Allenmax Alont Alovell APO-Alendronate Apodrolen Arendal Armol Arond
Berlex Bifemelan Bifosa Bifosmac Binosto Bisbon Blindafe Bolend
Bonaid Bonalon Bonamax Bonapex Bonemax Bones Bongard Bonmax
Bonomax Bostrong Brek Calidron Cleveron CM Alendronate CO Alendronaate Defixal
Denfos Drate Dronadil Dronal Dronalent Dronat Drovitan Durost
Elandur Endronal Endronax Endrostan Endrox Eucalen Findeclin Firmofos
Fixopan Folend Forenmax Fosaalen Fosalan Fosalen Fosalong Fosamac
Fosamax Fosamax Once Weekly Fosamax OW Fosamax+D Fosamax plus D Fosamax T Fosanet Fosaqueen
Fosavance Fosfalen Fosfoplus Fosmin Fostepor Fosval GEN-Alendronate Genalen
Genalmen Genrx Alendronate Gerical GU Bang Gynodron Holadren Lafedam Landrolen
Lendronal Leodrin Lindron Lokar Marvil Maxibone Minusorb Nichospor
Novo-Alendronate Onclast Orthonate Osalen Osaston Osdronat Oseolen Oseomax
Oseotal Oseotenk Osficar Oslene Ossifix Ossomax Ostat Ostel
Ostemax Comfort Ostenan Osteobon Osteodur Osteofar Osteofel Osteofene Osteofos
Osteofose Osteomax Osteomed Osteomel Osteomepha Osteomix Osteonato Osteoral
Osteotec Osteotrat Ostex Ostolek Ostonat Oxtalen Phostarac PMS-Alendronate
PMS-Alendronate FC Poris Porosal Porosin Ralenost Ratio-Alendronate Recalfe Regenesis
Rekostin Restofos Reventa Romax Silidral Sinfract Synostep Teiroc
Terost Tevalen Tevanate Tibolene Tibone Tilios TW Alendronate Voroste


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alendronate (Fosamax) package insert
  2. Alendronate (Fosamax) package insert (locally hosted backup)
  3. Alendronate (Fosamax) patient drug information (UpToDate)